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Taxonavigation: Mantophasmatodea 

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Cladus: Protostomia
Cladus: Ecdysozoa
Cladus: Panarthropoda
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Hexapoda
Classis: Insecta
Cladus: Dicondylia
Subclassis: Pterygota
Ordo: Notoptera
Subordo: Mantophasmatodea

Familia: Mantophasmatidae
Genus: Mantophasma
Species (6): M. gamsbergense – M. kudubergense – M. omatakoense – M. zephyra


Mantophasma Zompro, Klass, Kristensen, & Adis 2002 [gender: neuter]

Type species: Mantophasma zephyra Zompro, Klass, Kristensen, & Adis 2002


  • Klass, K.-D., O. Zompro, N. P. Kristensen, and J. Adis. 2002. Mantophasmatodea: a new insect order with extant members in the afrotropics. Science 296: 1456–1459.
  • Zompro, O.; Adis, J. 2006: Notes on Namibian Mantophasma Zompro, Klass, Kristensen & Adis, 2002, with descriptions of three new species (Insecta: Mantophasmatodea: Mantophasmatidae: Mantophasmatini). Russian entomological journal, 15: 21–24. PDF
  • Damgaard, J., K.-D. Klaas, M. D. Picker, G. Buder. 2008. Phylogeny of the Heelwalkers Insecta Mantophasmatodea based on mtDNA sequences with evidence for additional taxa in South Africa